The Establishing Shot: Week 10 & 11 2012 Film News, This weeks releases, Film making Competitions and events


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the establishing shot film newsThis week on The Establishing Shot: New Japanese Avengers Assemble Trailer, See Cartier's Painted Love by AIR, Prometheus Viral - is the Weyland Industries website trying to tell us something? & 20 second Prometheus Trailer Teaser & Ask Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender about Prometheus, Loki or Tom Hiddleston introduces the new Marvel Avengers Assemble trailer to UK, Get Your Tickets For The JCFC Jameson Cult Film Club Future Cult Screening Of Headhunters, Bond 23 Skyfall on Hankley Common, Surrey, The Cabin in the Woods Review or rather here are 5 spoiler free reasons to see The Cabin in the Wood, Want to ask Ridley Scott any Prometheus questions? Then watch the new Prometheus trailer & Ridley Scott QA streamed live? Celebrate 50 years of James Bond with the new summer exhibition - Designing 007 at The Barbican London, First step in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Viral game reveals a hi rez look into the Space Jockey or Mala'kak’s navigation system, Sundance London Film Programme Unveiled For Inaugural Sundance London, See the full Sofia Coppola advert for Marni at H&M starring Imogen Poots, UK Top 10 Films, This weeks Film Releases, Ford Centenary Tour at Elstree Studios, [REC] Genesis Trailer, Four Hours, New Battleship Trailer, Michael Winterbottom Returns To London For The King Of Soho, The Hunger Games Battles Its Way Into Imax® Theatres March 23, Win Lunch With Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada! Public Name Liam Neeson Best Irish Actor - Star Of ‘Taken’ Beats O’toole And Farrell In Sky Movies Hd Poll, Hammer Creates Screamboard Digital App For Iphone, Ritzy New Stories: Short Film Competition, BFI Shorts 2012 Film-Making Competition Is Now Open, The Reed.Co.Uk Short Film Competition Is Back, French Film Competition 2012, The Greatest Short Film Competition Ever - Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge, The Smalls &Amp; Boat Magazine Documentary Short Film Competition, Watershed's Super-Short Filmmaking Competition, Titanic 3d World Premiere, Cate Blanchett In Big And Small (Gross Und Klein) At The Barbican, The Alibi Film Club Every Monday, Future Cinema Presents Bugsy Malone, 2000AD Mastermind - Your Chance To Be Tharg For A Day, Fiona Banner Presents Orson Welles' Heart Of Darkness, The First Ever Performance, With Actor Brian Cox, Jason And The Argonauts &Amp; Panel Discussion With Nick Park, Mark Waring And Tony Dalton, ID Fest 2012 Is Coming To Derby! Zac Efron Returns To The Uk In April 2012, DFG In Partnership With Sheffield Doc/Fest, David Attenborough's Kingdom Of Plants 3d Will Burst Onto Sky 3d Screens In May 2012, Bbc Films' Bright Star To Be Shown On Bbc 2 &Amp; Bbc Hd On Saturday 24 March, Celebrate St Patricks Day With Sky, Tommy (1975) Screening For Bfi Scala Ken Russell Forever Season, Hitchcock And Hollywood With Tippi Hedren - Bringing The Great Days Of Hollywood To Life, Marley Preview Plus Qa With Director Kevin Macdonald, Zach Braff’s All New People Play At The Duke Of York's Theatre, Bfi Fellowship Award To Richard Lester &Amp; Robin And Marian Screening, Tim Burton - The Exhibition In Paris, California Classics Festival Is Back, Damsels In Distress Screening And Whit Stillman In Conversation, The Look Preview Screening And Qa With Charlotte Rampling, Sci-Fi London Parade, An Evening With Robert Redford And T Bone Burnett, Moderated By Nick Hornby, James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Philharmonia Orchestra


This Week on The Establishing Shot:
The Establishing Shot: New Japanese Avengers Assemble Trailer
Yahoo over in Japan have released a new Avengers Assemble trailer that shows us a lot more of the mysterious enemy that The Avengers will have to face.

In Marvel Avengers Assemble superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.

Read more here: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-new-japanese-avengers.html

The Establishing Shot: See Cartier's Painted Love by AIR
Since 2008, Cartier has been inviting artists such as Lou Reed, Phoenix, Olivier Dahan and Camille Henrot to provide their individual interpretation in response to the question "How far would you go for LOVE?"

Painted Love was the first short film to be released as part of a trilogy of collaborations between musicians and directors. It follows a young artist as he follows his muse in New York City.

Read more here: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-see-cartiers-painted.html

The Establishing Shot: Prometheus Viral - is the Weyland Industries website trying to tell us something? & 20 second Prometheus Trailer Teaser & Ask Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender about Prometheus
We are 79 days away from Ridley Scott’s eagerly anticipated Prometheus hitting big screens and by now hopefully by now you have had a chance to visit the Weyland Industries website viral site for Prometheus over here

Read more: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-prometheus-viral-is.html

The Establishing Shot: Loki or Tom Hiddleston introduces the new Marvel Avengers Assemble trailer to UK
Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston attended the opening of the new Vue Xtreme Screen Islington last Thursday to introduce the record breaking new Marvel Avengers Assemble trailer to UK fans – in Xtreme screen 3D – before a screening of Disney’s John Carter. Tom Hiddleston (Loki) introduced the trailer to fans saying

Read more: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-loki-introduces.html

The Establishing Shot: Get Your Tickets For The JCFC Jameson Cult Film Club Future Cult Screening Of Headhunters
Yes! The Jameson Cult Film Club 2012 London season is starting up again in and it looks like the JCFC are enhancing their format slightly as for the first time we are going to be treated to a Future Cult Screening, that is a film that has not been released over here yet but has all the potential and elements of a Future Cult hit. The film in discussion is of course Jo Nesbo’s Headhunters.

Read more: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-get-your-tickets-for.html

The Establishing Shot: Bond 23 Skyfall on Hankley Common, Surrey - We do a thorough investigation Helicopters upcoming explosions and the mysterious Monastery (Pics & Video )
By now everyone know that Skyfall has constructed a large building on MOD land on Hankley Common near Elstead in Surrey. The structure is rumoured to be a Monastery and that today helicopters were seen buzzing the area.

Well fortunately The Establishing Shot’s Surrey Field Agent Tim Page was quick on his feet and was able to do a thorough reconnaissance of the Skyfall location. Tim also got some cracking pictures and video (further below) of the on set action. Tim's photos show a Skyfall helicopter possibly commandeered by Captain Marc Wolff filming a military helicopter with some strange emblems above the Manor House/Monastery.

Read more: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-skyfall-in-surrey-we.html

The Establishing Shot: The Cabin in the Woods Review or rather here are 5 spoiler free reasons to see The Cabin in the Woods
What do you get when 5 college friends - a gorgeous slutty girl, a dope smoking fool, a die hard jock that gives it all he’s got, an egghead and a virgin - spend a weekend at a remote cabin? Well if Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon are involved an hour and half of balls out fun.

I know you are visiting to read an insightful deconstruction and analysis of The Cabin in the Woods but it is still a whole month away from being released in the UK and much of the joy of The Cabin in the Woods comes from not knowing where it is going. I suspect by the time you actually get around to seeing the film most of the surprises would have been spoiled - avoid the trailers - so I recommend you try see it as soon as possible. In the meantime here are 5 spoiler free reasons to see The Cabin in the Woods.

Read more: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-cabin-in-woods-review.html

The Establishing Shot: Want to ask Ridley Scott any Prometheus questions? Then watch the new Prometheus trailer & Ridley Scott QA streamed live?
Watch a Live QA and eagerly anticipated Prometheus trailer premiere with Director Ridley Scott. Some of you may have already heard that 20th Century Fox and Sir Ridley Scott will be unveiling the new Prometheus trailer at Wondercon over in the US on March 17.

But we need not feel left out over here in the UK as AMC cinemas intend to stream the whole event live for all with internet to watch.

Read more: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-want-to-ask-ridley.html

The Establishing Shot: Celebrate 50 years of James Bond with the new summer exhibition - Designing 007 at The Barbican London
 As part of the ongoing celebration of James Bond's 50th year on screen. The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr No to this year's Skyfall, with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world's most influential and iconic movie brand.

Rea more: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-celebrate-50-years-of.html

The Establishing Shot: First step in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Viral game reveals a hi rez look into the Space Jockey or Mala'kak’s navigation system
The Prometheus Viral game is afoot! Or at least it was. I was a bit slow on this. I noticed people were posting pics from Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus but in an effort to keep fresh for the films release 1 June 2012 I ignored them. During lunch today I was reading some of the comments on my YouTube channel regarding The Peter Weyland 2023 Ted Talk - Prometheus Viral. Which takes place 50 years before events in Prometheus.

Read More: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-first-step-in-ridley.html

The Establishing Shot: Sundance London Film Programme Unveiled For Inaugural Sundance London
14 Films Make Their UK Premieres, 26-29 April at The O2. Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today the programme of 14 narrative and documentary feature films that will make their UK premieres at the inaugural Sundance London festival, taking place at The O2 from 26-29 April. These films premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah – the premier independent film festival in the United States.

“I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films,” said Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute. “While they are American productions they speak to universal experiences and global challenges.”

Read More: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-sundance-london-film.html

The Establishing Shot: See the full Sofia Coppola advert for Marni at H&M starring Imogen Poots
 Sophia Coppola was interested in being involved with this project, as she has never done anything fashion related before and likes Marni's bold and unique textile deigns.When discussing the feel of the commercial Sophia thought about a house she had once spent time at in Marrakesh.

Read More: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/03/establishing-shot-see-full-sofia.html



The Establishing Shot: UK Top 10 Films Friday 9 - Sunday 11 March, 2012 courtesy of Digital Cinema Media
1. John Carter 3D
2. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
3. The Woman In Black
4. This Means War
5. Safe House
6. The Muppets
7. Project X
8. The Raven
9. Bel Ami
10. The Artist

The Establishing Shot: This weeks Film Releases from 9 March courtesy of Movie Preview Guide
The Movie Preview guide is a pretty handy breakdown of this weeks and upcoming releases as well as film news. Head over to http://www.moviepreviewguide.com/ to check it out.


21 JUMP STREET
In the action-comedy 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier - and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.


Video: 21 Jump Street - Red Band Official Trailer - At Cinemas March 16th


WE BOUGHT A ZOO
Acclaimed filmmaker Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) directs an amazing and true story about a single dad who decides his family needs a fresh start, so he and his two children move to the most unlikely of places: a zoo. With the help of an eclectic staff, and with many misadventures along the way, the family works to return the dilapidated zoo to its former wonder and glory.


Video: We Bought A Zoo Trailer In cinemas March 16 2012


CONTRABAND
Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best - running contraband - to settle Andy's debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.


THE DEVIL INSIDE
In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) confessing that she had brutally killed three people. 20 years later, her daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) seeks to understand the truth about what happpened that night. She travels to the Centrino Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Italy where her mother has been locked away to determine if her mother is mentally ill or demonically possessed. When she recruits two young exorcists (Simon Quarterman and Evan Helmuth) to cure her mom using unconventional methods combining both science and religion, they come face-to-face with pure evil in the form of four powerful demons possessing Maria. Many have been possessed by one, only one has been possessed by many.


Video: The Devil Inside - Girl's Reaction - in cinemas 16th March


BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
The 'Bill' in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirees for the Times Style section in his columns 'On the Street' and 'Evening Hours.' Documenting uptown fixtures (Anna Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller - who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham's enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.


IN DARKNESS
In Darkness' tells the story of of Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz), a Lvov sewer worker who, although anti-Semitic, hides a handful of Jews in the sewers in exchange for a monthly stipend. But as suspicions amongst his superiors rise, and the war takes a sour turn across Poland, Socha's family and life become targets.


Video: In Darkness Trailer - in UK cinemas 16th March 2012


STILL IN CINEMAS:


JOHN CARTER
The movie tells the tale of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly involved in a conflict of epic proportions between the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, John Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.


Head over here for all our John Carter coverage: http://www.theestablishingshot.com/search/label/John%20Carter


THE RAVEN
When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century Baltimore, detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory detail in the local newspaper - part of a collection of stories penned by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also inspired by a popular Poe story. Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author's help in stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may become the murderer's next victim, the stakes become even higher and the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of deduction to try to solve the case before it's too late.


Video: The Establishing Shot: The Raven Trailer

BEL AMI
An incredible cast of actors unite for a stylish and scandalous tale of high society 19th Century France. Based on the classic novel by Guy de Maupassant, Bel Ami chronicles the rise of penniless ex-soldier Georges Duroy through the echelons of the 1890s Parisian elite, an erotically charged tale of ambition, power and seduction.


Video: The Establishing Shot: Bel Ami UK Trailer

For more clips from Bel Ami head over here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEstablishingShot/videos?query=bel+ami


CLEANSKIN
Ewan is a secret service agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.


TRISHNA
Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Ubervilles, TRISHNA is a beautifully shot, classic tale of love and tragedy set across modern day rural Rajasthan and the thriving metropolis of Mumbai. Trishna (Freida Pinto) meets a wealthy young British businessman, Jay Singh (Riz Ahmed), who has come to India to work in his father's hotel business. After an accident destroys her father's Jeep, Trishna goes to work for Jay, and they fall in love. But despite their feelings for each other, their relationship must remain a secret due to the con-flicting pressures of a rural society which is changing rapidly through industrialisation, urbanisation and, above all, education. Their problems seem to be solved when Jay takes Trishna to an exciting new world of dance, vibrant life and possibilities - Mumbai. But Trishna harbours a dark secret that threatens the very heart of their love affair, and inequalities remain at the centre of their relationship that will lead her to question Jay's intentions towards her.


PAYBACK SEASON
Hot shot Premiership footballer Jerome seems to have it all - a luxury flat, a fast car, any girl he wants, and a booming career. A vast contrast to the council estate life he left behind. Following a run-in with his old estate crew, his world is turned upside down as he gets caught up in the gangland ways his friends still pursue, and before long finds himself being blackmailed by the dealers, crooks and dropouts he used to hang around with. Adding to this is his younger brother Anton, who finds himself seduced by this attractive yet dangerous lifestyle. With no easy way out, Jerome must make some impossible decisions that will have an irreversible impact on his life and career forever.

More UK Film release dates can be found over at the FDA website: http://www.launchingfilms.com/release-schedule

The Establishing Shot: Photos of The Week: Ford Centenary Tour at Elstree Studios



The Establishing Shot: Trailer of the Week - [REC] Genesis Trailer
Set for release on 11 May, [REC] Genesis sees couple Koldo and Clara about to celebrate the most important day of their lives: their wedding. Everything appears to be running smoothly and the bride and groom and their families are enjoying a wonderful day; that is until some of the guests start showing signs of a strange illness. Before they know what’s happening, the bride and groom find themselves in the middle of a hellish ordeal, as an uncontrollable torrent of violence is unleashed on the wedding. Amidst the chaos, Koldo and Clara become separated and begin a desperate search for one another. What started off as an idyllic day quickly descends into a nightmare of the worst kind….

Video: The Establishing Shot: [REC]³ Genesis UK Trailer Released - REC 3 Genesis

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The Establishing Shot: Independent Spotlight - Four Hours
Four Hours, directed by 19 years old "Norwegian Tarantino" Andre Rettedal, has just been released on DVD and VOD. The film is a British action comedy filmed in London.  It tells the story of gangsters Capone and Tung, whose plan to rob a bar turns out to be much more complicated than expected. When they realise that they will have to wait four hours to get the code to the safe, they hold barmaid Charleene and loser Bob hostage. And, as Capone puts it "We are going to have a lot of fun in these four hours!"

Video: Four Hours - Official HD Movie Trailer (2012)

Born on the Norwegian coast, Andre Rettedal always wanted to become a film director. He started writing the script for Four Hours at the age of 15. As soon as he turned 18, he left Norway to London with his grandfather's suitcase, £3000 in his pocket and a fair amount of trust in his lucky star. He eventually managed to put a team together and completed Four Hours in 6 days. The film was then acquired at the last Cannes Film Festival by Denton Distribution for international distribution.

Four Hours has just been released globally on DVD and VOD. The film is available for sale from the Denton Distribution website or through streaming on Denton Distribution's Facebook page. A competition is on to win a DVD of Four Hours by becoming a fan of Denton Distribution's Facebook page.

The Establishing Shot: AWESOME! Of the week - New Battleship Trailer
Initial footage from Battleship seemed to lean towards Transformers 2 or at least feel like the disappointment that was Transformers 2 but this latest trailer is off the hook and I'm now really looking forward to it.

Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane. Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander). Summer 2012 begins with the biggest battle of all: Battleship

Video: Battleship Final Trailer 2012 [HD] - Official Movie Trailer

In Cinemas April 11, 2012



The Establishing Shot: Film News
MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM RETURNS TO LONDON FOR THE KING OF SOHO
Michael Winterbottom's latest feature is a biopic of the infamous porn baron Paul Raymond. The King of Soho, which he is currently shooting on location in the capital, sees Winterbottom reunited with Steve Coogan who stars as Raymond.

This will be the fourth time that Coogan and Winterbottom have worked together following The Trip, A Cock and Bull Story and 24 Hour Party People.

A comedy drama about the colourful business and personal life of the renowned club proprietor and porn publisher, The King of Soho also stars Anna Friel who plays Raymond's first wife, Jean Bradley, while Tamsin Egerton plays his glamour model girlfriend and Imogen Poots takes on the role of his beloved daughter, Debbie Raymond.

With a script from screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh (Nowhere Boy, Control) the film is being produced by Winterbottom's production company Revolution Films, with funding from Film4 and StudioCanal, who will distribute the film in the UK.


THE HUNGER GAMES BATTLES ITS WAY INTO IMAX® THEATRES MARCH 23
IMAX and Lionsgate have announced that The Hunger Games will be released in the immersive IMAX format and  open in 14 IMAX® digital theatres across the U.K. on Mar. 23 for a limited one-week engagement, simultaneous with the film’s North American wide release.

The Hunger Games: The IMAX Experience is the first installment of the trilogy based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novels and stars Academy-Award® nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. The film is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik.

The IMAX release of The Hunger Games will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

About The Hunger Games
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Sixteen year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in her younger sister’s place to enter the games, and is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy when she’s pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives.  If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik.  Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 26 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following. It has spent more than 180 consecutive weeks/more than three consecutive years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since its publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

www.thehungergamesmovie.com


WIN LUNCH WITH MARVEL CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER JOE QUESADA!
Kapow! is delighted to welcome JOE QUESADA, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer who is making a rare appearance at a UK convention and you could win Sunday lunch with him and Marvel’s Talent Scout, C.B.CEBULKSKI! Five lucky ticket holders will be chosen in a special prize draw from everyone who has brought a weekend or VIP ticket to Kapow! before March 31st 2012. The five winners will be treated to an intimate lunch on Sunday 20th May where you can hear all about Marvel’s plans and inside secrets from the man himself!

Joe Quesada has been running Marvel for over 10 years, the creative force behind their comic-book revolution and a key figure at Marvel Studios, overseeing story and script development for all their comics, Hollywood movies and upcoming TV productions. He's the longest-serving Editor in Chief since Stan Lee and one of the greatest living comic-book artists.

Visitors to Kapow!, which is returning to the bright and beautiful Business Design Centre in London on 19th & 20th May 2012, will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive look at upcoming comics, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world. With panels and announcements from A-list names throughout the weekend including Warren Ellis, Scott Snyder, Mark Millar, Sara Pichelli, Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, Bryan Hitch plus over 50 more top creators Kapow! is one event not to miss this year.

Tickets for Kapow! are only available in advance and through the website www.kapowcomicconvention.com. Tickets for Kapow! 2011 sold out ahead of the event, so get your tickets now.

The lucky winners will be contacted in the first week of April.

PUBLIC NAME LIAM NEESON BEST IRISH ACTOR - STAR OF ‘TAKEN’ BEATS O’TOOLE AND FARRELL IN SKY MOVIES HD POLL -
Liam Neeson, the star of Schindler's List, Taken and The Chronicles of Narnia has been voted Ireland and the UK’s favourite Irish actor in a poll by Sky Movies HD commissioned to celebrate its season of St Patrick’s Day weekend films.

With nearly a fifth of all votes (19.9%), Neeson soared above other Irish acting talent including Lawrence of Arabia star Peter O'Toole and Ballykissangel turned Hollywood star Colin Farrell, second and third with 9.1% and 7.6% respectively.

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2012, Sky Movies HD asked over 1,000 Irish and UK residents about their favourite Irish screen stars. The channel is dedicating the entire 17th - 18th March weekend to films with Irish talent including Neeson’s films A-Team, Clash of the Titans and Schindler’s List plus other films such as Patriot Games, Phone Booth and Inception.

Four times Bond star Pierce Brosnan, most recently seen alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in I Don't Know How She Does It was fourth in the poll (7.5%). This was followed by a joint entry in fifth from upcoming The Hobbit star James Nesbitt and Richard Harris - the original Dumbledore actor in the Harry Potter films - tied with 6.9% each.

The second actor to play Dumbledore, acclaimed stage and screen star Michael Gambon, was sixth in the Irish talent list with 4.7%, narrowly beating the most popular Irish female star - Oscar winner Brenda Fricker - who was named seventh with 4.6%.

In eight place tied with 3.5% were The Usual Suspects star Gabriel Byrne and actor and director Kenneth Branagh. Brendan Gleeson, known for roles in dark comedies In Bruges and The Guard followed in ninth place with 2.7% of the votes with original Miracle on 34th Street actress Maureen O'Hara the final name in the top ten list with 2.5%.

Despite high profile, critically acclaimed roles, stars Cillian Murphy, Chris O'Dowd and Shame star Michael Fassbender failed to secure places in the top ten of the public vote.


HAMMER CREATES SCREAMBOARD DIGITAL APP FOR iPHONE
Legendary British film brand Hammer has today launched the ‘ScreamBoard’ in the UK – a free app for the iPhone which enables horror fans to mix their own selections of classic Hammer film sound clips.

The app will appeal to both old and new fans of the celebrated film brand, many of whom will have recently enjoyed The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe.  The film is the UK’s highest grossing British horror film and has taken over $100m internationally.

The ‘ScreamBoard’ is now available to download for free from the UK iTunes App Store and comes preloaded with assets from two classic Hammer films, Four Sided Triangle and The Quatermass Xperiment.  In addition to sound cues, other app content includes video clips, stills, film trivia and Google map information on filming locations.

Additional film assets can be purchased for either 69p (‘Standard’ title modules) or £1.49 (‘Premium’ title modules).  The first additional ‘Premium’ titles, Dracula and The Curse Of Frankenstein, will be available until 1st May for the special launch price of 69p.

Forthcoming modules include Dracula Prince Of Darkness, The Plague Of The Zombies and The Mummy (‘Premium’ titles) plus Quatermass 2, X The Unknown and The Reptile (‘Standard’ titles).

The app has been developed by London-based digital agency Substance.
The Hammer ‘ScreamBoard’ app can be found online here: http://screamapp.hammerfilms.com/


The Establishing Shot: Film Making Competitions
Ritzy New Stories: Short Film Competition
In honour of the Ritzy Centenary, we are celebrating the best of local filmmaking talent! If you live in London and have a great short story to share, we would love to hear from you!For your chance to be selected, just send us a DVD copy of your short film (no longer than 10 minutes including credits) to:

Ritzy Cinema – Ritzy New Stories
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, London SW2 1JG

Closing date: Tuesday 20 March 2012

Shortlisted films will be shown during the Ritzy 100 Closing Celebrations (Weekend 6-8 April)

Head over here for info & terms: https://www.facebook.com/notes/ritzy-cinema/ritzy-new-stories-short-film-competition/339828629394236

BFI Shorts 2012 Film-making Competition is now open
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 23 March 2012.
BFI Shorts 2012 is an exciting new short film production scheme which will support up to 20 live-action fiction projects, with budgets ranging from £25,000 to £50,000. We are looking for a diverse slate of films that tell compelling stories and have the ability to engage, inspire and entertain audiences.

We are now accepting applications from directors, writers and producers. If you are interested in applying, please read the Guidelines for Applicants and FAQ for further information about the application and selection process.

For more info head over to: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/bfi-shorts-2012/about-bfi-shorts-2012

The reed.co.uk Short Film Competition is back
Deadline: 25 March 2012 at 23.59
This year they've taken 'The Boss' as their theme. Enter your film for the the opportunity to win one of four cash prizes, including the Grand Prix of £10,000.

We want you to write, shoot and edit a film no longer than 3 minutes, based on the theme, 'The Boss' . Be funny, be serious, be artistic, be thought provoking. Shoot with a film crew or just shoot on your mobile. However you choose to make your film, make sure you submit your entry by 25 March 2012 at 23.59, to be in with a chance of winning one of four prizes.

Make a short film (no more than three minutes), based on an original idea about 'The Boss'
Upload your short film to YouTube or Vimeo
Complete the online application, including the YouTube or Vimeo URL for your film
For more info head over to: http://www.reed.co.uk/film

French Film Competition 2012
Deadline: noon 30 March 2012
Calling all budding cinéastes! The Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at the University of Oxford is looking for budding film enthusiasts in Years 10-11 and 12-13 to show their imaginative engagement with the world of French cinema.

For more info head over to: http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/news

The greatest Short film competition ever - Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge
The 2012 challenge weekend is 14 - 16 April.
Over the last four years the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival has run a 48hour Film Challenge and we have had over 380 films completed, many of which have gone to other film festivals and been broadcast on TV.

The challenge takes place a few weeks before the film festival so we can judge all the entries and the winning films can be screened at the festival.

Get a crew together, scout some locations, prep your cast and be ready to make a 5 minute short film in just 48 hours. We ask one member of your team to come to the Apollo Picadilly on Saturday 14 April at 10.30am where we give you the TITLE of the film you will make, some DIALOGUE that one of your characters must say to screen, and a list of PROPS that must be seen in the film. This year we also introduce an optional scientific theme... this could be nano-tech, cloning, gene-splicing...or something a little more "fringe".

Once you have all your elements, you have until Monday morning to return the completed movie to us.

In 2008, Gareth Edwards took part and won the competition. Gareth’s debut feature is the multiple award-winning MONSTERS – and the project was green-lit because Vertigo Films saw his winning 48hour short-film right here! So impressed were they with what he could do with no budget in just 2 days that they decided to develop a feature with him.

In 2011 we had a prize from Vertigo Films of a feature-film development deal, we hope that the winners will complete their first feature next year. Also, one of the runners-up was scouted by The Mill and is now working on some amazing projects. We are working on prizes and jury right now, but the dates are locked, so start planning.

For 2012 we can confirm Vertigo Films are offering another development deal to the winners!

For more info head over to: http://www.sci-fi-london.com/48-hour-film-challenge

The Smalls & Boat Magazine Documentary Short Film Competition
Submit you film on or before April 30, 2012.
The Smalls' re-launch is almost here! But while they are hard at work on rebuilding and retooling The Smalls website, they wanted to make sure to bring you something that would keep you busy too. So how about this: A documentary short film competition that celebrates London and that awards two lucky winners with incredible prizes including amazing career opportunities in the film industry as well as the commissioning of a second short film!

What does THIS LONDON mean to you? We want to see the city through your eyes, and through your lens. Whether that is from beneath a construction crane, jumping off the deck of a funky houseboat or skating down the edge of a clogged sidewalk, we want you to take us to meet the undiscovered treasures and characters of London. Show us the community garden that flourishes in an abandoned rail yard, take us dancing in an eclectic music club or sneak us in through the back door of an orthodox church turned fashion school. Give us face time with artists, middle-class mothers, or high-hitting decision makers. Guide us through the last remaining industrial wastelands, into the kitchen of a prominent private club or behind the neon lights of Chinatown. Do all of this or nothing. It doesn't matter as long as you dazzle us with your short film portrait of London.

Head over here for info & terms: http://www.thesmalls.com/thislondon/

Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters International Film Festival
Deadline: Mon 9 July, 2012
Can you do it in 90 seconds? DepicT! is Watershed’s international short film competition that, since its creation by Brief Encounters in 1998, has been challenging filmmakers to create 90 second ultra-short masterpieces.

Every year we receive hundreds of films of every genre from dozens of countries all around the world all competing for our great range of prizes and industry exposure. The teams of judges who deliberate over the entries have included some superstar names – such as Peter Jackson, Pete Postlethwaite and Damien O’Donnell.

The shortlisted DepicT! filmmakers, often in that crucial early stage in their career, are invited to the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival and offered a prime industry platform. The festival is a priceless opportunity for filmmakers to promote their work and make contact with a broad range of international industry professionals from distributors and producers to funding bodies and exhibitors, as well as other filmmakers and, of course, enthusiastic short film fans.

http://www.depict.org/


The Establishing Shot: For your calendar

TITANIC 3D
WORLD PREMIERE
TUESDAY 27TH MARCH 2012
at the
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP

Video: The Establishing Shot: Remastered Titanic 3D Trailer (not in 3D)

CATE BLANCHETT IN BIG AND SMALL (GROSS UND KLEIN) AT THE BARBICAN
13-29 April only - Barbican Theatre
Cate Blanchett features in this delicately surreal play. Whisking us down a rabbit hole and into a wonderland-like world, Big and Small transports us to a hotel dining room where Lotte sits alone.

Courageously optimistic and perpetually disappointed, Lotte is in constant search for human connection. She is rejected by her husband, unrecognised by old friends and unfamiliar with her family. Like Carroll’s Alice, sometimes Lotte is too big for her surroundings and sometimes too small to be noticed within them.

Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress in a leading role in a major production at the 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards for this part.

A Sydney Theatre Company production, co-commissioned by the Barbican, London and London 2012 Festival using funds from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Wiener Festwochen.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=12414

THE ALIBI FILM CLUB EVERY MONDAY
A bit like Fight Club The Alibi Film Club is an underground movement that is only whispered about whilst gathering some serious grass roots film fans since its inception about 71 weeks ago! This is largely due to the incredible films they feature like; Zardoz, The Warriors, Logan’s Run, Friday 13th Part 2 and many, many real cult classics.

Mon 26 March - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2
Mon 19 March - Vampyros Lesbos

It’s free EVERY Monday! Friendly, free popcorn and karaoke afterwards... “The coolest film club in London” Time Out.

For more info head over to: http://filmclub.thealibilondon.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Alibi-Film-Club/309894705712637
Jameson Cult Film: https://www.facebook.com/jamesoncultfilmclub

FUTURE CINEMA PRESENTS BUGSY MALONE
17 March – 14 April
We've sold out our first allocation. You got to be real fast if you wanna be part of this showdown. There'll be more places released here: http://www.ticketline.co.uk/future-cinema-presents-bugsy-malone#tour
Guys and dolls both young and old are welcome along to our extra-special matinee performances, just the treat for the Easter season – special family tickets for the afternoons are available through our friends at Time Out.

So don’t I ever hear ya sayin’ that we don’t care about the young guns...

The boss wants you to meet under the bridge, Caroline Street, E1, on the east side. Look out for Joey the violinist.

Matinee meeting times 12pm. No later than 12.30pm.
Evening meeting times 6.30pm. No later than 7pm.

Now you got to act real normal and pretend like nothing happened. We don't want the fuzz knowing nothing about this shindig otherwise we may get rumbled.

Dress: Late twenties. Ritzy and real swanky. Bring a book, give it to the librarian to get in to the club.

Hoodlums, wear your best suits and ties and whatever you do don’t be forgetting your hats.

Molls, the boss wants you to wear your best glad rags. Oh and one more thing... You got to bring a flower to give to the boss. Now this is real important. We gotta keep the boss happy.

Some of you may decide to talk. We got Bernie the weasel and his boys keeping an eye on you so don't be saying nuthin to no-one.

See you at Fat Sam's.
Future Cinema

2000AD MASTERMIND - YOUR CHANCE TO BE THARG FOR A DAY
Legendary British comic 2000AD is a big part of Kapow! and to celebrate 35 years of Galaxy’s Greatest Comic Kapow! is holding a special Mastermind live on stage where super-fans will be quizzed on their 2000AD knowledge.

The prize? A chance to edit an issue at the 2000AD office and be Tharg for a day! Contestants will be drawn from the Kapow! audience and anyone can come and watch. It’s the quiz you’ve been waiting for since you crawled from the ocean, Earthlets.

Splundig Vur Thrigg!
Visitors to Kapow!, which is returning to the Business Design Centre, Islington, London on 19th & 20th May 2012, will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive look at upcoming comics, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world. With panels and announcements from A-list names throughout the weekend including Warren Ellis, Scott Snyder, Mark Millar, Sara Pichelli, Dave Gibbons, Frank Quitely, Bryan Hitch plus over 50 more top creators. Kapow! is certainly an event not to miss this year.

Buy your ticket before 31st March and be entered into a prize draw to win Sunday lunch with Joe Quesada! The five winners will be treated to an intimate lunch on Sunday 20th May where you can hear all about Marvel’s plans and inside secrets from the man himself!

Tickets for Kapow! are only available in advance and through the website www.kapowcomicconvention.com. Tickets for Kapow! 2011 sold out ahead of the event, so get your tickets now.

FIONA BANNER PRESENTS ORSON WELLES' HEART OF DARKNESS, THE FIRST EVER PERFORMANCE, WITH ACTOR BRIAN COX
Actor Brian Cox announced for first ever performance of Welles’ screenplay, ‘the greatest film never made’

On Saturday 31 March from 5.30pm, artist Fiona Banner will present Orson Welles’ unmade screenplay based on Joseph Conrad’s book Heart of Darkness for the first time. Emmy Award winning Brian Cox, celebrated for his roles in films such as Manhunter, Braveheart and more recently Coriolanus, will play all parts in this special reading, streamed live through www.aroomforlondon.co.uk and onto a screen in Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room for anyone to come and watch for free.

Welles wrote his script of Heart of Darkness in the late 1930s, finishing it in 1939. It was to be his first film and he’d intended to play the roles of both narrator Marlow and protagonist Kurtz. However it was finally rejected by Studio RKO for being too political, too expensive and too uncompromising artistically, let alone the parallels that could potentially be drawn to the rise of fascism in Europe at the time and between the character of Kurtz and Hitler. Welles went on to make Citizen Kane instead.

Fiona Banner says: ‘Like the original novel, Welles’ script is a parody of power gone bad. It’s also a narrative of seduction, both a lens and a mirror. In the 1890s, Conrad’s theme was colonialism, in the 1930s Welles’ theme was the rise of fascism. Today, the focus is greed, globalisation and high finance.’

Cox will perform the entire text live to camera on board A Room for London, a one-bedroom installation in the shape of a riverboat perched on top of Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, overlooking the River Thames. The boat, called Roi des Belges, designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with Fiona Banner, was inspired by the original riverboat of the same name captained by Joseph Conrad whilst in the Congo in 1890, a journey echoed in Heart of Darkness. Throughout the performance, the actor will address himself, channelling the mythological character of Welles, and the excessive and self destructive superhero Kurtz and his alter ego Marlow.

Fiona Banner’s presentation of Orson Welles’ Heart of Darkness is part of Artangel’s A Room for London programme where the boat becomes an extraordinary temporary studio for writers, musicians and artists throughout 2012. The programme also includes A London Address, a series of monthly writings and recordings, Sounds from a Room, a series of live music webcasts, and Ideas for London, a competition in association with the London Evening Standard to uncover Londoners’ most remarkable ideas to make their city a better place.

This durational special performance of Heart of Darkness will begin in the late afternoon and continue through twilight into the evening. Southbank Centre audiences can come and go as they please. It will also be available on demand on www.aroomforlondon.co.uk until 30 June.

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS & PANEL DISCUSSION WITH NICK PARK, MARK WARING AND TONY DALTON
7pm, 26 April 2012
To mark the publication of Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook we are delighted to be screening the special effects masterpiece, Jason and the Argonauts.

This sweeping adventure about Jason's search for the golden fleece and his encounters with mythic gods and monsters is capped with a stirring score by Bernard Herrmann.

Following the screening, animation experts Nick Park, Mark Waring and Tony Dalton (curator of the Harryhausen Foundation) will be in conversation on the Cinema 1 stage.

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=13232

ID FEST 2012 IS COMING TO DERBY!
QUAD , Derby’s centre for art and film, is proud to announce to return of the identity themed film festival to the city from May 24th – 27th 2012.

ID Fest 2012 looks at the theme of Heroes and its representation in cinema. From Thursday 24th May to Sunday 27th May the festival will showcase those heroes both in front of and behind the camera.

Our retrospective strands of the festival will highlight many of cinemas greatest heroes, as well as some anti-heroes too; the Heroes of Cinema programme will celebrate the talent of one of cinemas greatest filmmaking heroes, Ken Russell; and over the weekend a series of workshops, showcase events and introductions from leading figures in the UK film industry will provide tomorrows filmmaking talent and cinema lovers alike with informative, engaging and entertaining accounts of the film industry – where it’s been, where it is and where its heading.

The full festival programme is still being put together ready to be unveiled with the official launch of the ID Fest website in the next few weeks (www.idfest.co.uk) but many events and special guests are already confirmed.

Mike Hodges (Get Carter) joins us this year to introduce a screening of his best known film and to also join a panel discussion looking at Heroes of cinema featuring casting directors and agents. We are also pleased to welcome the one and only Brian Blessed to introduce a screening of Flash Gordon, and actor/director Paddy Considine will be at ID Fest with a special guest to deliver a talk on how to direct actors.

The festival promises something for everyone and will also feature a packed programme of other events to get up to in between the films; DJ nights, film quizzes, even a 24 Hour film challenge to test filmmaker’s skills against the clock!

We’re really excited about ID Fest 2012 and think you’ll agree we’ve put together an exciting programme of films, special guests and events that will ensure the festival is one to remember.

http://www.idfest.co.uk/

ZAC EFRON RETURNS TO THE UK IN APRIL 2012
Warner Bros is delighted to announce the imminent arrival of ZAC EFRON to the UK in April for the British premiere of his new movie THE LUCKY ONE which will be released 4 May. When THE LUCKY ONE UK Facebook page reaches 1,000 likes Warner Bros. will launch a competition for a fan to win a pair of tickets to the UK premiere. (http://www.facebook.com/TheLuckyOneUK).

The star-studded event, which is set to take place in London will also welcome the arrival of Nicholas Sparks, author of the critically-acclaimed novel upon which the movie is based, the film’s award-winning director Scott Hicks and Zac’s co-star Taylor Schilling (upcoming Argo).

Directed by Academy Award-nominated Scott Hicks (Shine) and based on the bestselling novel of the same name, this romantic tale about fate and destiny, sees Zac Efron play the part of Logan Thibault, a former U.S. Marine Sergeant who returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

For the chance to win a pair of tickets to the premiere just like THE LUCKY ONE UK Facebook page and wait for the competition to be announced at the below link: Official The Lucky One UK facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/TheLuckyOneUK

DFG IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST
Saturday 17th March 2012 | 10am – 1pm Or 2pm – 5pm
Following on from its success as an extension of DFG Day at Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Mini-Meetmarket is coming to London this spring. The Mini-Meetmarket is a unique opportunity for new and emerging documentary filmmakers to meet Executive Producers to pitch their idea in an intimate roundtable environment.

The aim is simple: to enable you to get feedback on your documentary idea from industry execs, no matter how undeveloped it is at this stage. You’ll get a response on how you pitched it as well as pointers on how it needs developing, where to go next, and how to improve your chances of getting funding.

"Mini-Meetmarket is one of those essential forums to help kick-start new documentary ideas into the real world of filmmaking." André Singer, Spring Films

There are often barriers between a great idea and getting it heard by the right person. Direct access to Commissioning Editors isn’t always easy and in fact is often not the best route to take. Partnering with an Exec who has a strong relationship with a broadcaster may often give your project a much better chance of a commission.

Those filmmakers who are selected to go through to the Mini-Meetmarket will be asked to attend either the morning or afternoon session. This will start with a one-hour introductory workshop to pitching, followed by a two-hour round table session.

Mini-Meetmarket began at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2006 as part of DFG Day: a day (and a bit) of informative sessions and pitching opportunities to help new and emerging talent move ahead in the documentary industry. These opportunities are run as a partnership between DFG and Doc/Fest as part of their ongoing commitment to supporting talent. The initiative has moved from strength to strength, and is now coming to London for the first time.

HOW IT WORKS…
Mini-Meetmarket London will take place on Saturday 17th March in two sessions:
Morning session: 10am – 1pm
Afternoon session: 2pm – 5pm

http://thedfg.org/news/details/1104/the-mini-meetmarket-comes-to-london

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S KINGDOM OF PLANTS 3D WILL BURST ONTO SKY 3D SCREENS IN MAY 2012
Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions today announce that the ground-breaking KINGDOM OF PLANTS 3D, a three part mini-series written and presented by David Attenborough, will begin airing in May 2012.

Filmed over the course of a year at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which houses some 90% of all known plant species in one form or another, KINGDOM OF PLANTS 3D is multi-award winning natural history broadcaster David Attenborough’s fourth collaboration with Sky 3D and Atlantic Productions. The immersive and compelling series reveals a fascinating new look at plant life through the use of stunning 3D time-lapse filming techniques.

Each of the three 50 minute episodes will cover a different area of plant life. Life in the Wet Zone looks at the adaptation of plants to wet and humid environments, with episode two, Solving the Secrets, exploring the behind-the-scenes lives of plant movement, scent and communication. Survival, the concluding episode, focuses on the continual adaptation of plants as well as a look at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, which houses almost two billion seeds of more than 30,000 species of wild plants to ensure their future for generations to come.

David Attenborough commented: “One of the most wonderful things about filming plants is that you can reveal hidden aspects of their lives. You can capture the moment as one plant strangles another, and as they burst into flower. But whilst time-lapse photography allows you to see things that no human being has ever seen before, the added element of 3D takes the audience even further still. Stamens extend and burst to reveal their pollen grains in exquisite detail, and we can see close-up the incredible insects that partner up with these plants. The whole experience in 3D is just entrancing, and hypnotically beautiful.”

Since launching Sky 3D in October 2010 Sky has broken new ground across a range of genres, including natural history, live music, the arts, spots and movies. Highlights have included David Attenborough’s THE BACHELOR KING 3D, a number of summer music festivals, opera and ballet, Kylie Minogue live from the O2, Got to Dance, the 3D TV world premieres of Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and the Toy Story Trilogy as well as more than 150 live sports broadcast spanning a range of domestic and international sports.
KINGDOM OF PLANTS 3D airs in May 2012 on Sky 3D and will be simulcast in 2D on Sky Atlantic HD.

BBC FILMS' BRIGHT STAR TO BE SHOWN ON BBC 2 & BBC HD ON SATURDAY 24 MARCH
BBC 2 & BBC HD are to premiere Jane Campion’s portrait of love and loss, BRIGHT STAR, on Saturday 24 March at 20:45.

Romantic poet, John Keats’s love for Fanny Brawne inspired some of the most beautiful love letters ever written. BRIGHT STAR portrays the secret love affair between the 23 year old English poet and the girl next door, an outspoken student of fashion.

Set in London 1818 this unlikely pair starts at odds; he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general.

It is the illness of Keats’s younger brother that finally draws them together as Keats is touched by Fanny’s efforts to help and agrees to teach her poetry.

By the time Fanny’s alarmed mother and Keats’s best friend Brown realise their attachment, the relationship has an unstoppable momentum. Intensely and helplessly absorbed in each other, the young lovers are swept into powerful new sensations and together ride a wave of romantic obsession that deepens as their troubles mount.

When Keats falls ill a year later, the two young lovers face not marriage, but separation. In Keats' own poignant words, "forever panting and forever young".

BRIGHT STAR is directed by Oscar Winning Jane Campion (The Piano) and stars Abbie Cornish (Limitless) as Fanny Brawne alongside Ben Whishaw (Perfume) as John Keats.

CELEBRATE ST PATRICKS DAY WITH SKY
To celebrate the luck of the Irish and their fantastic film talent, Sky Movies is putting on a weekend of top Celtic craftsmanship.

Bad boy Colin Farrell kicks off the Gaelic gala with single-location thriller Phone Booth, before great turns from Liam Neeson (Clash Of The Titans) and 2012 BAFTA® nominee Michael Fassbender (Centurion) keep the craic coming.

Plus, young Oscar® nominee Saoirse Ronan gives a striking performance alongside Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett in indie thriller Hanna.

Irish Actors Sat 17th – Sun 18th March Sky Movies Showcase/HD. Key titles in bold:
Sat 17th 1.10pm Phone Booth (Colin Farrell)
Sat 17th 5.25pm The A-Team* (Liam Neeson)
Sat 17th 7.30pm Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Brendan Gleeson)
Sat 17th 10pm Centurion (Michael Fassbender)

Sun 18th 3.10pm Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief (Pierce Brosnan)
Sun 18th 5.15pm Troy* (Brendan Gleeson)
Sun 18th 8pm Hanna* (Saoirse Ronan)
Sun 18th 10pm Clash Of The Titans (2010)* (Liam Neeson)
Sun 18th 26.55 Ondine (Colin Farrell)

TOMMY (1975) SCREENING FOR BFI SCALA KEN RUSSELL FOREVER SEASON
Monday 12th March at The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High Street
From 7pm - 10pm, with the film at 8pm. Free entry, free popcorn, friendly and specials on Jameson!

Alibi Film Club Presents... TOMMY (1975) as part of the BFI SCALA 'KEN RUSSELL FOREVER' season of screenings. KEN RUSSELL FOREVER 10 - 20 March 2012. A Tribute to our Late, Great, British Treasure brought to you by London’s film clubs from the Scala Forever network

On 27 November 2011, Britain lost one of its most cherished, most provocative and most fantastical of film and television directors: KEN RUSSELL. To commemorate his life and to coincide with the BFI DVD release of The Devils, Scala Forever put out the call to its members, comprising of London’s finest film clubs, independent cinemas, film magazines and pop up venues, to organise 10 days of celebratory screenings.

Between 10 - 20 March, members of the Scala Forever network will present a selection of Ken Russell’s work, from his earliest television documentaries through to his most acclaimed feature films alongside discussions and special events.

Partners in the season include the BFI, Electric Sheep Magazine, Cigarette Burns Cinema, Rio Cinema, Roxy Bar and Screen, Filmbar70, Strange Attractor Press, The Horse Hospital, Picturehouse Cinemas, Still Advance, Exploding Head Film Club, Alibi Film Club, Club Des Femmes, Suitcase Cinema and Assemble’s Sugarhouse Studios.

Full programme details are and up to date information, check http://scalaforever.co.uk/ network or the Scala Forever’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/174286619294871 and Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/scalaforever .
#kenrussellforever

Alibi Film Club new event page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Alibi-Film-Club/309894705712637

HITCHCOCK AND HOLLYWOOD WITH TIPPI HEDREN - BRINGING THE GREAT DAYS OF HOLLYWOOD TO LIFE
17 March 2012 at 7.30pm
Tippi Hedren, the last of Alfred Hitchcock’s glamorous blondes, will be on-stage at the Fairfield to tell you of her time working with Hollywood’s master of suspense. A critic wrote, ‘Hitchcock had given us one Grace Kelly in a generation and seems intent on giving us another in the person of Tippi Hedren, a classically beautiful, regally poised blonde.’

With clips from some of Hitchcock’s most famous films on the Fairfield’s Big-Screen, Miss Hedren will discuss the background to famous Hitchcock films, such as Vertigo, Psycho, Marnie, The Man Who Knew Too Much and North By North West.

Alfred Hitchcock left his hometown, East London, to be at the heart of the Film World in Hollywood. With his quirky approach to film-making, he had a deep understanding of music’s role in heightening tension. Even so, The Birds has no music, while Psycho uses nothing but string instruments. Bernard Herrmann, Hitchcock’s favourite composer, won an Oscar for The Devil & Daniel Webster.

With the critically acclaimed New Queen’s Hall Orchestra on stage to play some of Hollywood’s greatest scores, this will be an exceptional evening for anyone interested in the cinema and fine music-making. John Farrer, a great American conductor and a devoted fan of the NQHO, will guarantee the full Hollywood treatment.

Tippi Hedren is not just a Hollywood Star. She is also famous for her love affair with wild animals, meeting her first lion while filming in Africa. Ever since, she has devoted herself to looking after some 60 Big-Cats, including lions, tigers, leopards and cougars at her reserve in California. Many of these superb animals are cast-offs from zoos and circuses. With her daughter, Melanie Griffith, Miss Hedren produced and appeared in a film entitled ‘Roar’, which helped establish her big-cat reserve. Perhaps she will tell us a little about this wonderful work. What an extraordinary evening we shall have!

New Queen’s Hall Orchestra
John Farrer - Conductor
Tippi Hedren - Hollywood Actress

Fairfield Concert Hall, Croydon
Saturday 17 March 2012 at 7.30pm

For more info head over to: http://www.nqho.com/NQHO/Concerts-17th_Mar_2012.html

MARLEY PREVIEW PLUS QA WITH DIRECTOR KEVIN MACDONALD
Tuesday 10 April, 7.15 for 7.30 start

Join us for a special premiere screening of MARLEY, a new documentary on the life, music and legacy of Bob Marley.

As part of their continuing support of independent cinema across the UK, Volkswagen will also be treating guests to COMPLIMENTARY POPCORN & DRINKS, plus an exclusive exhibition.

Tickets for this event are currently available to Picturehouse Members only in person at the Box Office or on 0871 902 5739 and will go on general sale on 9 March.

MARLEY is in cinemas from 20 April.

To learn more about Volkswagen’s support of independent cinema and for future events, film news and giveaways, check us out here: Facebook.com/seefilmdifferently


ZACH BRAFF’S ALL NEW PEOPLE PLAY AT THE DUKE OF YORK'S THEATRE
UNTIL 28 APRIL 2012
The dead of winter, Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Charlie (Zach Braff) has hit rock bottom. Away from the rest of the world, this perfect escape is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, a fireman and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country all suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny.

This angst-fuelled comedy saw New York's Second Stage Theatre packed out nightly and received rave reviews from US critics, with its present day dilemmas and take on four very different characters' way of life.

All New People is on at The Duke Of York's Theatre Until 28 April, 2012

For more info and tickets head to: http://duke-of-yorks.official-theatre.co.uk/london/all-new-people

BFI FELLOWSHIP AWARD TO RICHARD LESTER & ROBIN AND MARIAN SCREENING
22 Mar 18:30 NFT1
The BFI Fellowship, bestowed for outstanding achievement in film and television, will be presented to Richard Lester as part of an on-stage interview. This is the BFI's highest accolade and previous recipients include Martin Scorsese, Isabelle Huppert, Judi Dench and Ridley Scott. Lester is a boldly original director whose films include A Hard Day's Night (1964), Help! (1965) and The Knack... and How to Get It (1965); the latter won the Cannes Grand Prix. Other career highlights include The Three Musketeers (1973) and a cult classic with Spike Milligan, The Bed-Sitting Room (1969). Robin and Marian is a film which has a key place in Richard Lester's career. It boasts a cohort of great actors led by Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn in the title roles. With a minimum of swashbuckling, the story tells the story of Robin Hood's return from the Crusades to seek out his old love. A delightful and deftly crafted, bittersweet, comic romance for adults.

For more info head over to: http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/bfi_fellowship_award_to_richard_lester_robin_and_marian

TIM BURTON - THE EXHIBITION IN PARIS
From March 7 to August 5, 2012
This Tim Burton exhibition is not only exhilarating opportunity to review all his films (including his private short films) but also, a chance to experience a major Tim Burton exhibition designed by the MoMA in New York 2009 and received here this spring, discover his talents as a draftsman, painter, video artist, photographer, inventor of colourful and stunning sculptures.

Video: Tim Burton : Exposition à la Cinémathèque française

With over 700 works on display
Drawings, sculptures (including several original creations of Tim Burton for the exhibition), the large format Polaroids made by the artist props, models, costumes and film clips (feature and short films unpublished).

Related events:
- A retrospective Tim Burton
- Guided tours
- Courses
- Meetings
- Educational workshops ...

For more info head over to: http://www.cinematheque.fr/fr/expositions-cinema/printemps-2012-tim-burto/

CALIFORNIA CLASSICS FESTIVAL IS BACK

It’s a unique opportunity for film fans to watch these classic movies in the cinema again, along with a special introduction filmed on-location in California to give an insight into the settings that are instrumental to each film. We’re giving away the tickets for free to each screening, and best of all, there’ll also be free Californian wine (for over 18’s) and popcorn too. You just need to register your interest on the California Classics Facebook page (www.facebook.com/californiaclassics) prior to the screening in order to be in with the chance to win. Tickets will be randomly allocated before each screening. Everyone who registers also gets entered into a free prize draw with the chance to win a holiday to LA with Air New Zealand.


To apply for tickets to these free events, simply visit our Facebook page where you will be asked to submit your name and email address to be entered into the draw. All tickets will be randomly allocated via an automated system and notifications of whether or not you have been successful will be sent out from one week in advance of the screening.


Screening dates and locations are as follows:
Milk – 14th March
Bullitt – 21st March
Chinatown – 28th March
Sideways – 4th April

Locations:
Brighton - Duke of York’s Picturehouse
Edinburgh - Dominion Cinema
Liverpool - Picturehouse at FACT
London - Hackney Picturehouse
London - Price Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
Newcastle - Tyneside Cinema


Starting on 14th March
For more info head over to: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaClassics?sk=app_137314303054447

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS SCREENING AND WHIT STILLMAN IN CONVERSATION
11 Apr 18:10 NFT1
Whit Stillman's witty, bitter-sweet look at the lives of a quartet of girls who are determined to make their mark at a male-dominated college.

Stillman's long-awaited film (his first since The Last Days of Disco) takes a typically witty, bitter-sweet look at the lives of a quartet of girls who are determined to ring the changes at a depressingly grungy, hitherto boorish and male-dominated East Coast college. As they put their plans into action, they also, inevitably, become involved with various members of the establishment's masculine population, and find both their loyalty to one another and their very sanity coming under threat… A wry comedy of modern tribal manners, characteristically notable for its superb dialogue and fine performances.

For more info head over to: http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/previews_in_conversation/damsels_in_distress_whit_stillman_in_conversation

THE LOOK PREVIEW SCREENING AND QA WITH CHARLOTTE RAMPLING
27 Apr 18:10 NFT1
A biographical documentary exploring actress Charlotte Rampling's life and career. Told through Rampling's own conversations with friends and collaborators including writer Paul Auster, artist Juergen Teller and poet Frederick Seidel, and intercut with footage from her long and diverse career.

The BFI are delighted to welcome Charlotte Rampling to take part in a Q&A following the film.

http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/previews_in_conversation/preview_the_look_qa_with_charlotte_rampling

SCI-FI LONDON PARADE
29 Apr 10:00
SCI-FI-LONDON returns to BFI Southbank once again in May, with screenings of shorts, features and documentaries – and this year includes a focus on games and e-sports in the Blue Room. But to kick things off, on Sun 29 April, the SCI-FI-LONDON Costume Parade invites you to dress up as your favourite movie character and parade around the Southbank.

Full details of the parade and how to grab a golden ticket to the after-party are on the festival's website www.sci-fi-london.com

AN EVENING WITH ROBERT REDFORD AND T BONE BURNETT, MODERATED BY NICK HORNBY
Thursday, 26 April 2012 - 7:00PM
Sharing the stage for the first time, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett will discuss the finely hewn craft of matching music to image. Introduced and interviewed live by British screenwriter and novelist Nick Hornby, they will share their recollections of achieving great musical moments with the many filmmakers, actors and musicians they’ve collaborated with throughout their storied careers. Hornby will utilise film clips to illustrate some of the many films they've worked on for which music made an indelible contribution, as well as discussing with Redford and Burnett some of their favourite musical moments from other great films that have influenced their work. Music artist to be announced.

For more info & ticket head over to: http://www.sundance-london.com/

JAMES BOND 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
23 November 2012, 7:30pm
Programme includes music from all of the first 23 Bond films, including Goldfinger, From Russian with Love, Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill and Quantum of Solace. Philharmonia Orchestra, Carl Davis conductor, Mary Carewe, Lance Ellington

In this very special event, timed to coincide with the new James Bond film Skyfall, Carl Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra mark the 50th Anniversary of Bond's first appearance on the silver screen with a night dedicated to 007.

Strictly Come Dancing vocalist Lance Ellington and Mary Carewe bring 23 of Bond's iconic musical scores to life in an evening guaranteed to leave you both shaken and stirred!

For more info & ticket had over to: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/music/classical/tickets/philharmonia-orchestra-63602


The Establishing Shot: Week 9 2012 Film News Round-up
This week on The Establishing Shot: New Japanese Avengers Assemble Trailer, See Cartier's Painted Love by AIR, Prometheus Viral - is the Weyland Industries website trying to tell us something? & 20 second Prometheus Trailer Teaser & Ask Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender about Prometheus, Loki or Tom Hiddleston introduces the new Marvel Avengers Assemble trailer to UK, Get Your Tickets For The JCFC Jameson Cult Film Club Future Cult Screening Of Headhunters, Bond 23 Skyfall on Hankley Common, Surrey, The Cabin in the Woods Review or rather here are 5 spoiler free reasons to see The Cabin in the Wood, Want to ask Ridley Scott any Prometheus questions? Then watch the new Prometheus trailer & Ridley Scott QA streamed live? Celebrate 50 years of James Bond with the new summer exhibition - Designing 007 at The Barbican London, First step in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Viral game reveals a hi rez look into the Space Jockey or Mala'kak’s navigation system, Sundance London Film Programme Unveiled For Inaugural Sundance London, See the full Sofia Coppola advert for Marni at H&M starring Imogen Poots, UK Top 10 Films, This weeks Film Releases, Ford Centenary Tour at Elstree Studios, [REC] Genesis Trailer, Four Hours, New Battleship Trailer, Michael Winterbottom Returns To London For The King Of Soho, The Hunger Games Battles Its Way Into Imax® Theatres March 23, Win Lunch With Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada! Public Name Liam Neeson Best Irish Actor - Star Of ‘Taken’ Beats O’toole And Farrell In Sky Movies Hd Poll, Hammer Creates Screamboard Digital App For Iphone, Ritzy New Stories: Short Film Competition, BFI Shorts 2012 Film-Making Competition Is Now Open, The Reed.Co.Uk Short Film Competition Is Back, French Film Competition 2012, The Greatest Short Film Competition Ever - Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge, The Smalls &Amp; Boat Magazine Documentary Short Film Competition, Watershed's Super-Short Filmmaking Competition, Titanic 3d World Premiere, Cate Blanchett In Big And Small (Gross Und Klein) At The Barbican, The Alibi Film Club Every Monday, Future Cinema Presents Bugsy Malone, 2000AD Mastermind - Your Chance To Be Tharg For A Day, Fiona Banner Presents Orson Welles' Heart Of Darkness, The First Ever Performance, With Actor Brian Cox, Jason And The Argonauts &Amp; Panel Discussion With Nick Park, Mark Waring And Tony Dalton, ID Fest 2012 Is Coming To Derby! Zac Efron Returns To The Uk In April 2012, DFG In Partnership With Sheffield Doc/Fest, David Attenborough's Kingdom Of Plants 3d Will Burst Onto Sky 3d Screens In May 2012, Bbc Films' Bright Star To Be Shown On Bbc 2 &Amp; Bbc Hd On Saturday 24 March, Celebrate St Patricks Day With Sky, Tommy (1975) Screening For Bfi Scala Ken Russell Forever Season, Hitchcock And Hollywood With Tippi Hedren - Bringing The Great Days Of Hollywood To Life, Marley Preview Plus Qa With Director Kevin Macdonald, Zach Braff’s All New People Play At The Duke Of York's Theatre, Bfi Fellowship Award To Richard Lester &Amp; Robin And Marian Screening, Tim Burton - The Exhibition In Paris, California Classics Festival Is Back, Damsels In Distress Screening And Whit Stillman In Conversation, The Look Preview Screening And Qa With Charlotte Rampling, Sci-Fi London Parade, An Evening With Robert Redford And T Bone Burnett, Moderated By Nick Hornby, James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Philharmonia Orchestra

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